Environmental Education

Green Schoolyards and School Gardens

San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance. Public-private alliance.  Provides links to member organizations, schools and agencies and information on how to get involved.  Lists green schoolyards and projects. http://sfgreenschools.org/home.html

Growing Green Kids.  Non-profit organization. Provides list of schools with gardens and information on membership, volunteering, and gardening resources in the San Francisco Bay Area. http://www.growinggreenkids.org/

Kidsgardening.org, helping young minds grow. Non-profit organization. Offers resources for teachers and parents, including information on grants.  Site provides link to affiliated store. www.kidsgardening.com

The Edible Schoolyard.  Non-profit organization.  Provides information on the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School organic garden and resources to guide the development of your own school garden.  http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/homepage.html

Collective Roots. Non-profit organization.  Describes organization’s school gardening and youth development programs in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, California.  Provides information on events, how to get involved and links to related news. www.collectiveroots.org

D.C. Schoolyard Greening. Non-profit organization.  Provides tips for developing green schoolyards, activities to get students outdoors, curriculum resources and identifies resources for funding, training, and assistance. http://www.dcschoolyardgreening.org/

The following lists are not intended to be exhaustive.  California State Parks is not responsible for content found on non-California State Parks sites.

Curriculum Materials and Other Resources: National

California Environmental Protection Agency, The Education and Environment Initiative State Agency.  Provides information about the multi-agency initiative to incorporate environmental education into California's primary and secondary schools. Includes links to curriculum, FAQs, authorizing legislation and more. http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Education/EEI/

Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP). National non-profit organization. A clearinghouse for educators with information and resources for promoting academic achievement and environmental literacy. www.eetap.org

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Professional association for environmental educators. Provides information on professional development activities for environmental educators and a national clearinghouse of resources, programs and initiatives. www.naaee.org

EE Link. Professional Association (NAAEE) Newsletter. Provides information on environmental education grants and jobs. Links to over 5,400 EE internet sites around the world. http://eelink.net.

Sharing Nature Foundation. Educational Organization.  Provides information on programs for adult leaders, books and resources, Flow Learning™, and Sharing Nature Worldwide activities.  http://www.sharingnature.com/index.htm

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental Education Portal. Federal agency. Provides links to grant opportunities, educator and researcher resources, and general information about environmental education. www.epa.gov/enviroed

Edens Lost & Found. Non-profit. Spotlights PBS series that examines how people improve their environment and quality of life in cities. Provides community action guides, teaching materials and other links. www.edenslostandfound.org

The Paul F-Brandwein Institute Inc. Non-profit organization. Showcases the Institute’s conservation education activities and provides a working environment for ongoing collaboration and dialog among the institute’s fellows, staff and board members. www.brandwein.org

Conservation Psychology. Non-profit. Provides information about the field of conservation psychology and helps foster communication among researchers and practitioners. Links to researcher profiles, conferences, list serves and websites.  http://www.conservationpsychology.org/

Curriculum Materials and Other Resources: State

State of Minnesota, Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge, Natural Wonders. State Agency.  Online publication/ guide to early childhood theory and educational approaches applied to environmental education: http://www.seek.state.mn.us/

Environmental Education Association of Illinois. Professional association and communication network for Illinois conservationists, environmentalists and environmental educators. Provides information on professional development, mini-grants and resources for educators, including annual conference.http://www.eeai.net/

Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Division of Education.  State agency. Provides educational materials, field trip and schoolyard habitat development grants, professional development for teachers and more.  http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/education/index.htm

Illinois Environmental Education Database.  Public-private partnership. On-line database allows you to search for environmental education resources across the country and events in the state of Illinois. www.IllinoisEE.org

Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center.  Non-profit educational partner for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (National Park Service).  Provides information on school group programs, teacher workshops, summer camps and facilities. www.duneslearningcenter.org

Northwest Indiana Teacher Training Hub.  Non-profit project funded by federal and state grants. Connects teachers with quality professional development opportunities for science and environmental/biodiversity related education.  www.teachertraininghub.org

The Web Ranger Challenge. Federal agency.  Online interactive game that allows children to virtually discover the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. www.nps.gov/archive/indu/education/wrc/game.htm 
 
EcoSchool Design. Private company.  Information on design services.  Extensive list of annotated links to organizations around the world addressing Green Schools, Creative Play, and other conservation issues. http://www.ecoschools.com/